Fatals Weather-Related

Highway patrol investigators say it's likely that the weather played a big role in two fatal accidents over the past two days.

Shortly after 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning, 31-year-old Daniel Acuna was killed instantly when a tree fell on the vehicle he was driving.

The accident happened about five miles west of Forest on Highway 80. The passenger in the car was critically injured.

Meanwhile, Valerie McMullan, 38, also from Forest, was killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday. It happened around 7:00 a.m. on Interstate 20 just west of Newton.

Troopers say the driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

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